2016 Pacific Area Awards Recap

Posted on September 25, 2016

Coast Guard Foundation proudly honored those serving in the Coast Guard's Pacific Area on Friday, September 23 in San Francisco. This, the 31st annual awards, paid tribute the men and women serving across the Pacific area highlighting their important missions and saluting individual acts of heroism.

The evening’s standout award for heroism was the presentation to AST2 Darren Harrity who received the Admiral Chester R. Bender Award. Petty Officer Harrity, a rescue swimmer stationed at North Bend, Oregon, truly defines the word hero for his selfless actions on the morning of July 21, 2015.